This is a discussion on Automobile concealment within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have thought about this topic and with a basic sedan not a lot of good options, that are really secure. Then I had to ...
I have thought about this topic and with a basic sedan not a lot of good options, that are really secure. Then I had to ask myself what is my real goal. Sure to keep firearm from getting stolen, but beyond that is it expense, liability, having my own gun used against me, etc.
From expense standpoint a good safe installed will cost as much as basic gun. And if someone breaks into your vehicle you have a lot of damage to vehicle to consider.
If you are NRA member you have gun insurance of I think $1,000 with $100 deductible. So if have used gun, say police trade in, only risking a $100, assuming assessed at full values. Not big bucks.
From liability standpoint the around $40 cable secure it should give you as much liability protection as costly safe if both are breached. Granted the bolted down types more likely to hold up under assault. Still if you made a good faith effort and the thing, I think, is CA or something approved. CA good for something. Just be sure officer notes on report you had cable safe.
And even inexpensive cable safe keeps gun safe from young children, which is a true concern.
I also like the old Smith semi autos often available as police trade in. With double action first shoot can leave with round in chamber while in console.
Often you can take loaded mag with you into work environment/wherever, but not gun. These old Smiths have a mag disconnect, that renders gun inoperable without mag. Another thing to think about.
In my Jeep, I have an underseat lockable drawer made by these folks: Tuffy Security Products
For the Z I use a Nano cable locked to the seat posts, my 4Runner has an extra compartment as part of the glove box that when closed is unnoticeable and will fit a GM 1911.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
I love those console vaults, and if I didn't put so many miles on a vehicle -- typically 40K to 50K per year -- that would be my obvious choice for the truck. But I worry about using the truck up and needing a new one and then having to get another console vault. They don't come cheap.
I think the cable system is adequate for most applications, that is just my opinion though, but I think with the amount of time that a weapon stays in the little safe that's tied to the seat post with that cable it's probably okay. I'm only putting a gun in there for short periods of time, otherwise it's on me. Same for the bolt on types, they're more than adequate for me for the relatively short time a gun will be in there. And with the bolt on or the cable tied system I have a portable system that I can move to the next vehicle I own.
I'm in favor of gun control -- I think every citizen should have control of a gun.
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Check out grassburr.com. With the cover over the holster it looks like a CD case. This system also alows easy access to your weapon. I am going to try one of there holsters my self.